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Reverence, a kind of humility, corrects belief's tendency to warp or harden.

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Reverence, a kind of humility, corrects belief's tendency to warp or harden.

credo—"i believe"—is the first word in creeds intended to establish a uniformity and commonality of belief. I am not aware that any religion other than Christianity has created creedal statements to establish standards of orthodoxy, though the idea of orthodoxy itself is very widespread. The creeds seem to me to be, all in all, an elegant solution to the problems of volatility and syncretism all religions deal with. They do not proscribe other beliefs or enforce behaviors as evidence of orthodoxy, but instead implicitly define orthodoxy as the affirming of essential elements of sacred narrative, briefly interpreted. "I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of Heaven and Earth."


By Harvard Divinity School, USA.


Welfare and Social Security Policy Resource.


Beijing Conference Explores Causes—and Solutions—for Global S&T Ethics Challenge

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Beijing Conference Explores Causes—and Solutions—for Global S&T Ethics Challenge

BEIJING—With the world growing smaller and the research enterprise of individual nations growing increasingly inter-dependent, ethics and policy experts from the United States convened here with their Chinese counterparts to discuss common problems and solutions to issues of scientific ethics and social responsibility.


By Harvard Divinity School, USA.


Welfare and Social Security Policy Resource.